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— ABOUT —
Since 2014, Toronto duo Carlyn Bezic and Amanda Crist have been sending pulses through the underground as Ice Cream. One part DNA, one part 1999, with a live show that vibrates between cold stares and raw sensuality, Ice Cream are soundtracking a dance party for dark times.
Their debut long player, Love, Ice Cream, produced with Ben Cook (Young Guv, Fucked Up) and Tony Price (Actual Water), was released on Bad Actors to critical acclaim. With Moog synthesizers, angry bass guitars, distorted drum machines, and the sly humour of their lyrics, they wrestled with what it means to be a woman in late capitalism. No wonder they’re frequent collaborators with some of Toronto’s most interesting musicians: Crist appears on both U.S. Girls albums Half Free and In a Poem Unlimited, Bezic lent her bass playing skills to Slim Twig's live band in support of his album Thanks for Sticking With the Twig, and both Crist and Bezic shred in Toronto “supergroup” Darlene Shrugg.
Ice Cream are working towards the release of their new album in Fall 2019.
“an atomic fusion of frigid post-punk minimalism and hot ‘n’ bothered R&B” – Pitchfork
"bizarre and highly infectious warped pop jams" - Gorilla vs. Bear
One of NOW’s Top Ten Records of 2016
“Throughout the record, the complicated interconnections between female agency and identity are skillfully dealt with by the duo in a lyrically ambiguous way that's buttressed by their balanced instrumentation.” - Exclaim!
"Members Carlyn Bezic and Amanda Crist weave catchy, insidious hooks in their vocal lines, preventing the atmosphere from becoming too oppressive, but Love, Ice Cream creates its own blacklit world." - Noisey
“...Ice Cream takes Prinzhorn Dance School's stoic post-punk and fills the tensile gaps between notes with electronic frenzy and some dirty pop.” - FADER